Tennessee school holds student/faculty exhibit

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The Chattanooga Show and Sell featured this four-post bed with carved headboard.

The Chattanooga Show and Sell featured this four-post bed with carved headboard.

Chattanooga Woodworking Academy in Chattanooga, Tenn. held its first Show and Sell exhibit Nov. 1-10 at the Chattanooga Choo Choo, a historic train hotel. The show featured a variety of fine furniture by the school’s students and faculty, which offers a four-year program with a mastery certification degree.

“We had about 10 students show their work. The show was great. We had a good response and will plan to do this every year now,” says school director Bill Carney.

John Sevier high boy

John Sevier high boy

The show also presented carving, dovetail joinery and other demonstrations of traditional techniques, and welcomed inquiries about commissioning made-to-order pieces from the school’s two product lines – Tennessee Traditional and Mission on Main – which include beds, tables, high boys, hope and blanket chests, and end tables.

For more, visit www.chattanoogawoodworkingacademy.org.

Artistry in Wood

The 31st annual Artistry in Wood exhibition, presented by the Sonoma County Woodworkers Association, opened Nov. 23 and will run through Jan. 12 at the Museum of Sonoma County in Santa Rosa, Calif.

The show features 75 pieces, including turnings, furniture boxes and art forms. There were 400 attendees at opening night, according to SCWA member and show coordinator Don Jereb.

Staged every year since 1982, Artistry in Wood is recognized as one of the premier fine woodworking shows in North America. Pieces accepted for exhibition must pass stringent criteria established by a board of jurors. Those accepted are then judged by a non-member panel of experts that awards prizes to the finest pieces in each of several categories.

Vanderbilt library table.

Vanderbilt library table.

For more, visit www.museumsc.org or www.sonomawoodworkers.com

This article originally appeared in the January 2020 issue.

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